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CNN
Dec 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
american troops prepare it leave afghanistan and about the fight for al qaeda, let's gooutfront. good evening, i'm erin burnett live in afghanistan for a special edition of of "outfront." i want to welcome our viewers from around the world. thanks for joining us. a sobering reminder of how america's war is still not won. we still do not have a secure afghanistan. today, just hours after i wrapped up an interview with the secretary of defense leon panetta in kandahar at an american base, there was a a brazen attack just outside the bias. the suicide bomber struck, the taliban took responsibility. an american soldier has within killed. two afghan soldiers were killed. americans and afghans were wounded in this attack today. a taliban spokesman not only claimed responsibility for the attack but praised the quote unquote brave taliban fighter who carried it out. also, here in kabul, secretary panetta met with karzai and invited him it meet with president obama next month. the key question for the leaders is where do things now stand and what's next? 11 years, two months and six days. >> w
CNN
Dec 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, violence in afghanistan. today, a horrible act of violence. an american soldier was killed here after a suicide attack. it happened at a base in kandahar, just a couple of hours after i visited the base with the u.s. defense secretary, leon panetta, and it's a sad reminder of how safe this country remains after 11 years of war. i'll ask the defense secretary about what's next here, as american troops prepare to leave afghanistan and about the fight for al qaeda. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett live in kabul, afghanistan, tonight for a special edition of "outfront," as we focus on the future of afghanistan. i want to welcome our viewers in the united states tonight, as well as around the world. thanks for joining us. tonight, violence rocks afghanistan. a sobering reminder of how america's longest war is still not won. we still do not have a secure afghanistan. today, just hours after i wrapped up an interview with the secretary of defense, leon panetta, in kandahar at an american base, there was a brazen attac
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:15am EST
afghanistan." it's about 20 minutes. >> we are back live at the national book festival here in washington, d.c. this is day one of two days of coverage. the book festival has now expanded to two days, and booktv will be live both days. if you want to see our full schedule go to booktv.org. we are pleased now to be joined here on our booktv set with rajiv chandrasekeran, an associate editor at the "washington post," and most recently the author of this book, "little america," about the war in afghanistan. wicked the term little america come from? >> little america came from this remarkable project in the 1950s, led by teams of american engineers to develop parts of southern afghanistan to dig irrigation canals, build dams. in the very same terrain the current troops urge unfolded in. back then, these american engineers decided to build a model town for themselves right smack dab in the middle of the desert into helmand province. it was eight square blocks, four blocks by two blocks. instead of traditional afghan homes, big tall walls around, they built suburban style american ho
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
." >>> continued violence in afghanistan has cast a shadow over plans for the country to take over it's own security in 2013. the pentagon insists things are back on track. and uses phrase dramatically improved to describe the situation in a new report. we have a report from our bureau in bangkok. >> the u.s. department of defense has released its latest report on the on going battle with taliban in afghanistan. progress has been made, but much remains to be done. pressing issue, how to best train afghan forces to maintain security. the report released to the u.s. congress on monday. a key claim is that 76% of the country's population lives in areas where afghan police and troops maintain the leading role in security. it also states that attacks by the taliban rose by 1% for the period of april to september, known as the afghan fighting season. the pentagon says increased violence centered on rural areas and security in cities dramatically improved during the same period. since the start of the year, attacks fell 22% in kabul, 62% in kandahar, and 88% in mazhar-i-sharif. compares with 2
SFGTV2
Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
112th congress of the united states. i'm very pleased to talk to you about my year in afghanistan. i'd like to thank the san francisco fleet week association, lewis loeven, specifically, major general myat, always a mentor, former secretary of state schultz and mrs. schultz, mrs. perry, honored to be in your presence. the uss makin island, chief of the fairest city in the world, san francisco, and he esteemed professionals. this is nice, i'm going to move south of here and take you to afghanistan. as you know we have marines, soldiers, sailors in afghanistan currently, but i'm going to bring you to when i was there during 2010 and 2011 after the president decided to surge the forces. first marine decision, first marine expeditionary force forward entered southwest afghanistan during 2009. we arrived in 2010 so it was a bit more stable. and we went straight to helman and nimruz province. very complex dynamic environment that we were operating in but before i begin it talk to you about the operational picture, i just want to give you a snapshot of afghanistan. when we got there i wa
PBS
Dec 8, 2012 12:30pm PST
, was >>> issue three afghanistan. angst. >> afghanistan. the longest war in american history. 11 years. the stats. current force, 66,000 u.s. troops now in afghanistan. force draw-down guidelines. gradually. through all of next year, and all of the following year. that's 2013 and 2014. residual force projection after december 2014, 10,000. to 15,000. u.s. troops beginning january 2015. in the last five years, the number of u.s. generals that have led the u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan is five. five years. five generals. in fact, since the american invasion of afghanistan, in late 2001, 11 years ago, the number of generals that have commanded u.s. and nato is over twice as many generals as years. over 22 generals. the dollar cost of the afghanistan war to the u.s. taxpayer, over half a trillion dollars. $641billion by the end of 2013. okay, the worst toll. the human toll. to date, americans killed in afghanistan, 2,156. americans injured or mentally ill, 18,109. suicides, nearly one a day. and in 2012, more active duty military kill themselves than were killed an afghan battlefield
PBS
Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
hit a military base in afghanistan. the incident took place shortly after a visit by the u.s. defense secretary. our bureau in bangkok has the details. >> reporter: the bombing took place on thursday at a u.s. military facility in the south of the country. reuters says one american service member was killed and three others were wounded. a suicide bomber rammed a car filled with explosives into an armored vehicle near the perimeter of kandahar airfield. the attack took place less than three hours after u.s. defense secretary leon panetta left the facility. it is unclear if the incident is connected with the visit. panetta met with afghan president hamid karzai on thursday. the u.s. defense secretary is visiting the country to map out its future, following the withdraw of nato-led combat troops by the end of 2014. rising death tolls are reminders of the instability of the country ahead of the planned transfer of security to the afghan government. we have another story from afghanistan. the country has high hopes for the future of its railway system. currently there is only a s
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 10:00am EST
years ago i was at a congressional delegation of female members to afghanistan on mother's day to visit with our troops and meet with afghan women, and i continued to participate in this trip ever since. on that first trip, in the southwestern region of afghanistan and i met the women of the village they worked with. like much of afghanistan, this area is rural and impoverished. the women we met had the same aspirations of women across the globe. they seek to send their children to school and learn a trade in order to support themselves and their family. during that first visit in 2008, the school head master told us stories of how acid was thrown into the faces of serve female students who attended the school. these young girls overcame enormous challenges in coming to school every day. but their desire to learn surmounted the obstacles they faced, and there, just like at home, we heard these young girls talk of being doctors and teachers and anything else they could dream of. each year we have continued to visit the women and their message remains clear and consistent. they need secur
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
professor gets his economic forecast for the next year. then the end gain on the war in afghanistan and the editor -- editor-in-chief of nip review of -- -- mit review. host: we heard overnight president obama is cutting short his vacation to hawaii. he is returning to deal with economic matters, the fiscal cliff. if his death has been quietly talking with senate democrats are the christmas holiday to come up with a planned to avert or prevent the cliff. in the meantime, the senate does plan a session tomorrow. perhaps we will hear more about an agreement before the new year's deadline. the house is due tomorrow as well. we do not have an agenda and there. with the fiscal cliffhanging out there heading into the year 2013, do you have optimism or pessimism heading into the new ? you can also send in your comment via twitter, a post a comment on facebook, or write us an e-mail. the theme of optimism or lack of it is prevalent in the papers. wednesday with congress and the president heading back to washington. here is a headline on "usa today." in the wall street journal -- if the in "
KCSMMHZ
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
base in afghanistan. the incident took place shortly after aisisit by the u.s. defense secretary. our bangkok has the details. >> reporter: the bombing took place on thursday at a u.s. military facility in the south of the country. reuters says one american service e e e e e e e e e e e e. a suicide bomber rammed a car filled with explosives into an armored vehicle near the perimeter of kandahar airfield. the attack took place less than three hours after u.s. defense secretary leon panetta left the facility. it is unclear if the incident is connected with the visit. panetta met with afghan president hamid karzai on thursday.e e e e e e e e e e e visiting the country to map out its future, following the withdraw of nato-led combat troops by the d d d d d d d d d rising death tolls are reminders of the instability of the country ahead of the planned transfer of security to the afghan government. we havavavavafafafafafafafafafaa the country has high hopes for the future of its railway system. currently there is only a singl. t the are post-war reconstruction by a a network linking afghan
WHUT
Dec 31, 2012 8:30am EST
the part of governments. >> one of the reasons we're in so much trouble in afghanistan is because we went well beyond our mission. we accomplished the mission, but we took our eye off the ball when we intervened, invaded iraq and occupied iraq. and now twelve years later we're not sure what our mission is. >> the iraq war cost more than the war in vietnam, for example, and we spend trillions of dollars once all the, the needs of veterans and service members, over two million who were deployed to iraq and afghanistan since 9/11, are met in perpetuity and their families. and so, so it's an incredibly costly thing. >> and a major milestone for the u.s. effort in afghanistan, the war is now entering its twelfth year, making it the longest running war in our nation's history. >> now as the wars in iraq and afghanistan come to a close, a frail economic climate at home has left many americans wanting to keep the troops home for good. >> the pentagon came out with new defense guidance in january 2012, which reflected the obama administration's understanding that budgets were going to be cons
LINKTV
Dec 24, 2012 5:30am PST
afghanistan. the u.s. contractor is killed. plus -- india's prime minister appeals for calm after a second day of violent street protests. plus, bringing life to the desert. qatar brings ca hopes for those struggling to grow their own food. syria's president bashar al- assad says his government will do whatever it can to end the crisis in syria. his comments on state tv followed a meeting of the u.n. peace envoy to syria lakdar brahimi. he also says he is cooperating with lakdar brahimi, who is on a two-day visit. it coincides with a missile strike. scores of civilians killed in the attack. in the northern city of aleppo rebel fighters say they captured a military base. russia's foreign minister says he received guarantees from president assad he will not use chemical weapons against rebels. >> i met president assad and we exchanged views on the next steps that can be taken to move forward. the president spoke of his viewpoint and i told of what i gathered from my many meetings i of that indifference cities and with various officials in the region and outside the region. we also dis
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 12:30am EST
brave armed forces in afghanistan. it to their families who will be missing them, and to the servicemen and women around the world -- you are always in our thoughts. we owe you a deep debt of gratitude and sinew our -- and our heartfelt thanks at christmastime. i have meetings, and in addition to my duties i shall have further such meetings later today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. thanks my right honorable friend for comments about wishing a merry christmas to our service families under deployment -- service members under diplomat and their families. could my friend also tell me what progress has been made to remove the metals -- give the metals, especially those who served in arctic convoys, for their bravery? >> here, here. >> i thank my friend. on the issue of medals, which is gone on for a very long time, i am delighted to tell the house we have reached a resolution to conduct a review -- not just into medals in general, but to look at one of the most important cases. he has completed his work and i thank him for what he has done. more details will come from the minister o
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 7:00am EST
for christmas to brave forces in afghanistan. to the families will be missing them and the servicemen and women around the world you are always in our thoughts. we owe you a deep debt of gratitude and we send our heartfelt thanks at christmastime. this morning i have meetings with colleagues and others an addition to my dealings in this house i shall of further such meetings later today. >> can i thank my right honorable friend force, to that which he wishes a merry christmas to our service families who are on deployment and their families as well. could my right honorable friend also told what progress is being made by -- [inaudible] especially those who serve on -- [inaudible] >> i thank my honorable friend. on this issue which is gone for very long time, i'm delighted to be able to tell the house that we have reached a resolution. i ask sir john to conduct a review, to look specifically at what most important cases. he's completed his work and i thank them for what he has done. more details will come from the ministry of defence in the new year, including how veterans ca
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
afghanistan commander lieutenant colonel j. b. vowell said he was cautiously optimistic on afghanistan's future. his remarks came at a discussion hosted by the institute for the study of war. he commanded task force no slack in afghanistan in 2010 and 2011. task force no slack is an army infantry battalion whose primary mission is counterinsurgency. this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much -- [applause] it is a great pleasure to to host you at the army navy club here in washington, d.c., and it is a great pleasure to have with us today some of our real national treasures. and certainly lieutenant colonel, promotable trantor is among them -- j. b. vowell is among them. the tenant colonel vowell commander province called task force no slack which i think is really a phenomenal italian name, and also think it was a phenomenal italian -- [inaudible] in some of those difficult -- and one of the most difficult environments. lieutenant colonel vowell ripeness at stanford university doing his work college fellowship. [inaudible] >> cooperation sp
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
plan add up? >> and a daring rescue in afghanistan claimed the life of an american navy s.e.a.l. as we prepare to go to afghanistan, we take a closer look at the american troop presence and how many americans will stay. >>> and offfield violence leads to the death of two nfl players. why the violence on the field, though, is a much more important issue. let's go "out front." >> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, cliff, slope, grand canyon. i don't know, martian cave, jupiter like storm. is the fiscal cliff really a fiscal slope. a downward spiral to something much worse. the possibility of going off the cliff is just 22 days away, and it sounds pretty ominous, but it could be a walk in the part compared with what could happen if lawmakers don't take a closer look at our bigger debt picture and soon. because what they're talking about is peanuts. president obama was in michigan today pushing his fiscal cliff plan. he made the solution sound so simple. >> when you put it all together, what you need is a package that keeps taxes where they are for middle class f
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 9:30pm EST
paying tribute to the troops in afghanistan who continued to show a huge courage and bravery. it is particularly important at this time of year to remember that and their families, many of whom will be separated from them. their families are in all our thoughts. i also want to welcome the government announcement today on reducing the number of troops in afghanistan during 2013. we await the defense secretary's statement -- can the prime minister tell the house how many troops and civilians will be left with in afghanistan after the 2014 deadline, and whether they will be there under afghan- led command? >> i join the leader of the opposition in welcoming what our troops do. on afghanistan, we have to decisions to make. first of all, the decision about the drawdown between now and the end of 2013, and what the defense secretary would announce is because of the success of our forces and the afghan national security forces and the fact that we are moving from a man during a battalion level to mentoring at a grade level by the end of 2013, will be able to see troops come home in two ste
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm PST
the plan add up? >>> daring rescue in afghanistan claims the life of an american navy s.e.a.l. as we prepare to go to afghanistan, we take a closer look at the american troop presence and how many americans will stay. >>> and off field violence leads to the death of two nfl violence. why the violence on the field is much more important issue. let's go out front. >>> jup testify-like storm. is it a slope? a downward spiral towards something much worse? the possibility is just 22 days away and sounds ominous but it could be a walk in the park compared with what could happen if lawmakers don't take a closer look at our bigger debt picture and soon. because what they're talking about is peanuts. president obama was in michigan today pushing the fiscal cliff plan and you know what? he made the solution sound so simple. >> when you put it altogether what you need is a package that keeps taxes where they are for middle class families, we make some tough spending cuts on things we don't need and ask the wealthiest americans to pay a slightly higher tax rate. >> not so fast, mr. president.
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 2:30pm PST
will be back very shortly. we will be looking at human rights in afghanistan. we will get the latest from egypt. we will revisit that nobel prize for the european union. barack it is un's human rights day. we will take a closer look at that as well. stick around. >> welcome back. the nobel peace prize is not the only award being given out today. a swedish committee also acknowledged outstanding achievement in literature, medicine, chemistry, and physics, as well as economics. those prizes were handed out today in stockholm. >> but the spotlight has been on the eu leaders who accepted the peace prize on behalf of the citizens of europe. our brussels correspondent asked of you eu -- asked a few eu citizens what the prize means to them. >> these students come from every corner of the eu, bringing an adverse mix of languages and cultures -- bringing a diverse mix of languages and cultures. >> it is something that confirms the fact that the eu has greater importance in many things, especially in a moral context, morals, values. italy, we take things for granted, how we live -- usually, we
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm EST
government to provide as security. in afghanistan, we've got a questionable partner in the karzai government. that has been difficult. we have a less than credible partner in the congolese government. in afghanistan, we have gone through these stabilization operations as an alternative way to provide security at the local level with the villages, communities, whereby we have been providing some arms and training to the local population there so that they can provide their own security. obviously, the karzai government has been opposed to that. are there any opportunities for any alternative strategies, given the nature of the in theese government any d drc, mr. affleck? >> i will yield to an expert fellow panelist year, but one of the -- the basic issue, and one that will go a long way and that i alluded to earlier, climbing some influence to president -- are applying some influence to president kabila so that payment is made to his troops. if there was one stroke of automatically improve people's lives, that would do it. that would take a wholesale step towards improving the secu
KICU
Dec 2, 2012 1:30am PST
native country afghanistan. >> the people who gather the in hall tuesday night learned about rich history of afghanistan. >> this is wasn't gold collections some of you may have had a chance to look at collection. >> the professor is one of a handful of afghan professor visiting this semes per. >> the president point and the very much important periods of the history of afghanistan which is to be hones much of the parts were not clear for me before joining this presentation. >> reporter: he end the presentation speaking about the current state of the war torn country. despite all the changes afghan has a proms future. he believes there's a lot for students to learn it from it. >> of course afghanistan is something that has a special meaning for me but i've been a student of history and i think history is so important for student. >> he and his colleagues are heading back to afghanistan december 17th. but he is happy to make the efforts to build an bridge to his home. >> the united states one of the main allies of the afghanistan. so it should be one of the most important topics no
KICU
Dec 9, 2012 1:30am PST
equipment faster for disabled students. the world of the afghanistan drug trade told her story on campus this week. >>> one woman's firsthand experience witnessing the world of the afghanistan drug trade told her story on campus this week. author of the book "opium nation" talks about drug lords and one woman's journey to afghanistan. >> i think it's important to know about afghanistan because afghanistan and the united states are now a part of each other's history. and i think every american needs to know who afghans are, what they do. we have the largest afghan community in the bay area. >> her book is about women involved in the drug trade in afghanistan and how they are victims and beneficiaries of the system. >>> world aids day was commemorated this reaction. >> there was a silent march for hiv/aids on early friday morning. parts received free testing and advice about the deadly disease. secretary of state hillary clinton has an ambitious plan called generation 2014. to ensure that no babies will be born with hiv that year. >> i've had three children before. and i lost all three chi
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 11:35pm PST
illusive snow leopard. in one very unlikely place. the mountains of afghanistan. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 5th, 2012. >> and good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with breaking news in the increasingly strange case of american software multimillionaire john mcafee. wanted for questioning in the central american country of belize for his neighbor's mysterious murder. tonight, in guatemala, he was arrested for entering the country illegally. the same place where earl-year-old today, our team tracked him down for this exclusive interview. here's abc's matt gutman from g guatemala city. >> reporter: it is the latest in the bizarre tale of john mcafee. the software tycoon who's been on the lam for three weeks in a cat and mouse game with authorities in belize. tonight, mcafee was arrested by immigration authorities in guatemala's capital. how have you been? >> really good since i got here. >> reporter: just hours earlier, he sat down with abc news, showing that a
WETA
Dec 28, 2012 8:30pm EST
look at war and foreign policy in 2012. >> this time of war began in afghanistan, and this is where it will end. >> afghanistan is now the nation's longest war. more than two dozen americans had died in fighting it. in 2012, the president promised that the end was in sight. what did our brave young men or women in uniform achieve in afghanistan in the year 2012? >> we lost a lot. we lost a lot. we can say it is a result of the president's there -- dare that they did find a some of the modern, but they are paying a terrible price. >> was the idea to go into afghanistan to get rid of al qaeda? and now they are fighting the taliban? how long does this go on? what is the rationale? >> i think the rationale disappeared years ago. i think obama had an opportunity when he came into office to make a decision, and he went for a replay of the surge in iraq, which succeeded in iraq, but he did not give -- i'm not sure weather it would have had any chance, but he supplied a number of troops much lower than with the commanders had asked for, so it is the biggest sequential operation. you do the sou
SFGTV2
Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
police force. and the reason that realization was so important was because the police in afghanistan are not what we consider traditional police. there's a number of police officers in the audience that could understood this. in afghanistan, the police are not so concerned with traffic control, traffic is insane in afghanistan. so you'll see traffic lights but they don't work. they are not so concerned with chasing criminals. what they are concerned with is protecting themselves and protecting the villagers. in a lot of places throughout afghanistan, the police might be the only thing that's separating the villagers from the taliban. they are what would be more considered a paramilitary source. -- force. ufrptly prrp unfortunately they are not trained nearly as well as the taliban, they don't have the same equipment and they are greatly outnumbered by the enemy moving freely through afghanistan. so the focus of effort needed to be switched to say how do we fix that because the populations are concentrated in the districts and we needed to look at how we would fix the police in the di
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
financial commitments to afghanistan security forces after western troops pull back in 2014. after more than a decade of war, the country's still fragile. but afghanistan has been in this situation before. in a new book, the author, an afghan native, he writes about the misunderstood a history of the country and what it suggests for the country prepare -- for the country's future prepar. >> what i want to say is that it is not a case of the afghan people are one group and the taliban as another entity over there. they have been engaged in a long struggle between its own tendencies toward wanting to open up to the world and move the country in that direction, and those forces that want to entrench and reject that role and become more locally world. you know, verify and confirm the power of grass-roots clerics, grass-roots elders, that is the tendency in afghanistan. it is true that is very much associated with islamic, what we would call, conservatism. >> is that the dynamic that foreign powers have failed to understand, whether it is the brits, the soviets, and now americans? >> it is a
KCSMMHZ
Dec 14, 2012 2:30pm PST
divisive? we will talk about that. >> the fate of children in afghanistan as nato troops prepare to withdraw. >> stay with us. >> welcome back, everyone. each faces a tense weekend. voting begins on a controversial constitution supported by president mohamed morsi. it has deeply divided the country. >> opposition groups are urging supporters to vote against it. morsi oppose the muslim brotherhood is calling on egyptians to support the document. -- morsi's muslim brotherhood is calling the egyptians to support the document. >> opponents said the document does not do enough to protect women and minorities. the leading activist has asked egypt's president to delay the referendum. >> it is shaping up to be a pivotal moment for the country which has witnessed daily violence in the run-up to the referendum. >> we want to get a closer look at some of the most disputed articles of the new constitution. >> if adopted, the new constitution would change little for the egyptian president. he would remain at the center of egypt pose a political system as its commander in chief. one thing the con
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
, marine snipers in afghanistan say they need better weapons and ammunition. we talk to one reporter who is embedded with marine sharp shooters in action. but first over a career spanning more than 60 years few have earned a more formidable reputation as an analytical thinker than harold brown who was the nation's 14th defense secretary during the carter administration. a true prodigy he earned hi doctorate in physics from columbia university when he was just 21. he started his career at livermore lab in california and eventually moving to the pentagon where he became the director of defense research and engineering then air force secretary and eventually defense secretary. his ability to handle a staggering workload are legend including read and annotating 400 page briefing books overnight. during the career brown shaped fighters like the f-15 and f-16 that remain the air force's backbone fleet today. and championed jointness among the military serv before the failed iran hostage rescue mission convinced others to follow. now 85, brown continues to serve on the defense policy board
PBS
Dec 14, 2012 12:00am PST
grossman about prospects for afghanistan as the u.s. prepares to withdraw troops by 2014 and as he leaves his post as u.s. special envoy to the region. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: violence continued across syria today as the united states welcomed a russian admission that syria's rebels may succeed in overthrowing president bashar al-assad. we may have a problem with that tape and we apologize. we'll try and get it together. if we're not able to -- we're going to go ahead and interview right now mr. vitaly churkin. he is russia's am
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm PST
illusionnary. let's assume we are going to be fighting in afghanistan and iraq for the next decade and then assume we're not. oh, we saved basically a $1.8 trillion. between the cost we're never going to spend anyway. >> it's interest that you save, that you don't fit pay on the thing we have agreed to. there is a lot of agreement. if you get to 37, if you can, to get there you can -- >> bret: he says you can't get to 37. you can't say it. >> that is the problem with the three of us talking about it. i don't have to go back to maxine waters and democrats in the house. and karl doesn't have to go back to some of the members of the house that were reject the rate increase. that is the problem. >> at the end of the day, to get a deal, president obama has to be able to strengthen, ironically enough his partner in this. >> bret: i had high hopes for solving this, in this ten-minute segment. >> leave it to us. [ laughter ] >> he doesn't have to go talk to maxine waters. i don't need to talk to congressman abosh. >> bret: we'll do it again. thank you very much. >>> brit brit hume brings h
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
that the defense secretary was in afghanistan. even though they said it is a surprise, it is not that much of a surprise in the larger sense because it's december, and defense secretaries and even sometimes presidents tend to make their way to visit the troops in harm's way around christmas time. just about every year. we can see the pattern, because it's been 11 years in a row now that we have had troops in harm's way during the holidays, as americans have been fighting wars abroad for more than a decade now. given that, it is a nice tradition i think that we send over some top level civilians in december or any time both to visit the troops, but also importantly, to bring the national media with them, to bring national media attention to where they are going. it's a rather good use of a photo op and a publicity stunt to drag the press corps that typically only follows high level politicians to drag the press corps into a war they might not be talking about. we see this every holiday season. we get these images of the secretary today talking to the troops, and we get the national rep
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
prospects for afghanistan as the u.s. prepares to withdraw troops by 2014 and as he leaves his post as u.s. special envoy to the region. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: violence continued across syria today as the united states welcomed a russian admission that syria's rebels may succeed in overthrowing president bashar al-assad. syrian state television showed >> woodruff: for more on all of this we turn to vitaly churkin, russia's ambassador to the united nations. thank you for joining us. let me begin by asking you about the comment today made by your deputy foreign minister mr. bog don november. he said today "it is impossible to exclude a victory of the syrian opposition." how would you describe the situation in syria? >> well, you know i think he went on saying th
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